[Koha] [Koha-translate] [Koha-devel] Announcing ... Newkoha.org Website based on Plone

Thomas Dukleth kohalist at agogme.com
Wed May 13 10:10:55 NZST 2009

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On Tue, May 12, 2009 7:16 pm, Eric Bégin wrote:
>         Hi all,
>  I still think that the community web site should be vendor-independent.

Certainly, the website should be as vendor independent as possible and
still be functional.  The website should contain vendor independent Koha
demonstrations as well.

The community website should not become an advertisement for anything
other than Koha and the Koha community at large.

A support companies directory should serve no significant purpose beyond
identifying which support companies exist to allow users to find them.  A
concern for demonstrated minimal competence in setting up an installation
of Koha should be sufficient to ensure that a support company has some
knowledge of Koha sufficient to protect the good name of Koha.  Beyond an
assurance of simple competence, we should allow the users to seek their
own information about the different experience and capabilities of
different companies which a simple document could never adequately

Once we as a community start to treat some support companies as more equal
than others then we have left the communitarian path which has made
participating in the Koha project a great pleasure.

>>Until there is a consensus in
>> favour of a particular presentation or set of presentations, the pay
>> for support page should reverted to the previous presentation which
>> was certainly not ideal but allowed people to do their work without
>> being bothered excessively about how it was presented.
> Agree.  On the
> other hand, a description of the company, contact and web site info
> should be enough on this page.  Maybe we could add a logo.
>  Each company has a lot of room on their respective websites to write
> their contributions.

Contact information, a brief description, and a logo should be sufficient
with the page organised in manner which helpfully serves the purpose of a
support companies directory.  Individual company websites have more than
enough space to list their contributions in whatever manner they find

There is a credits page which is part of Koha itself for those who seek
some information about contributions.  I have only noticed my own name
there now and note that my attribution is over-inclusive.

>  User interested by support usually goes on vendor's web site of their
> geographical location.  I don't beleive they are doing a choice only at
> looking at Koha's web site.
>  I like the model used by Moodle: http://moodle.com/support/

The Moodle support page seems reasonable.  I prefer to see more contact
information as Koha has always had on the pay for support page.

Thomas Dukleth
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